EditorInternational Forum on Urbanism Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
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Tourism, as a social phenomenon, provides an economic and political dimension, based on mobility and
consumption in the context of social-cultural and urban planning that encompass contemporary cities.
In the passage of mid-nineteenth century to the Fordist capitalism, the technological development in the transport
and mobility has allowed a significant change in the existing tourism model, replacing earlier forms of tourism
organization by increasing democratization of access to this specific practice of leisure.
The tourist axis Lisbon-Sintra is a paradigmatic case of this phenomenon. Contextualized by the consolidation
process of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, through the expansion of the town center to the periphery, along the old
routes, has particular relevance for their specificity and adaptability before successive impacts of territorial
CitacióTomé, Cátia Mestre; Ferreira, Carlos Henriques. Lisbon-Sintra touristic axis: urban subversion and renewal opportunities. A: Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. "6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener". Barcelona: IFoU, 2012, p. 1-8.